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Old 05-11-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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you tried the link I posted correct?

Try the method at the bottom of this page, has an addition registry key to remove.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...9609-OBMP-2526
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Thanks for your help NH dave.
When i type in the command then screen flickers but nothing happens.
I cant believe what a pain all this is.
Im going to have to reinstall everything that should fix it.
Can i find all my drivers and burn them to disc?
I have a soundcard i put in,wireless,etc
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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A quick google search pulled up Very strange problem - Unable to play any game online since yesterday which states a worm is responsible. Try some of the things in the article (disabling the network connection, opening command prompt, etc) if they create the same results it sounds like you have a worm. Another search for how to clean a worm virus gives:How To: Remove a Worm Virus from your computer
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Thanks SLippi i ll use those programs and try it.
I find it strange that my AVIRA anti-virus program is unable to update when..
I have never had an issue before!
I just realized Limewire wouldnt connect the other night.
I bet this is Limewire related,I have more than a few problems with it.
Limewire is getting deleted tonight.

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Old 05-12-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Thanks for your help NH dave.
When i type in the command then screen flickers but nothing happens.
I cant believe what a pain all this is.
Im going to have to reinstall everything that should fix it.
Can i find all my drivers and burn them to disc?
I have a soundcard i put in,wireless,etc
When you type what command? regedit? If it doesn't come up the chances that your infected are pretty high, even more so if Aviria isn't updating. Download and run malwarebytes, do a full scan, not just a quick scan.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Yeah Commands dont run,regedit just makes my monitor flicker for a moment.
I have ran Malwarebytes,and other programs full scan and not much of anything.
I have to wonder if its not a rootkit,these programs should find something.
My internet is fine and fairly fast but sometimes i click on a link and..
And it takes me to a page i dont want to go.
Im going to try a few things tonight and im done.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: MA
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I had the same issue on a work system I was troubleshooting. Basically, if you try to go to a command prompt, etc, it crashes the explorer process. After an afternoon of intense Googling, I found a solution that worked - check in the registry for the key[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32] - aux key. The affected system was set to something in the temp folder. Changed it back to wdmaud.drv (like on my system) and everything started working.

Unfortunately, the only way I could get into the registry was to connect to it remotely from my working laptop, since when I typed in regedit from a run prompt, explorer would crash too. I don't remember Safe Mode working for this, but it's a place to start if you can't get into your registry.

EDIT:

If you can boot to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, do that, then run:
REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" /v aux to check on the value of this key. If it's anything other than wdmaud.drv, then do this:

REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" /v aux /t REG_SZ /d wdmaud.drv /f to replace the key with the correct value.

MalwareBytes didn't find this one for me either when I scanned (full or quick).

DISCLAIMER - this was all done on XP machines. I don't know if it's the same for Vista, since we aren't running it at work.

Last edited by etk1131; 05-14-2009 at 02:10 PM.. Reason: might have found a good solution for once
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